The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~ Anna Quindien
How often have you thought to yourself that you could have done something better? Or differently? Or this or that? We tend to have an inner dialogue with ourselves about how we should or could have done something differently or better if only we were more perfect.
Please don't shoot the messenger . . . I'm here to tell you that you will never, ever, be perfect! We live in an imperfect world so how can you be perfect?
The closest you can come to being perfect is being imperfectly perfect!
We grow up in a society that tells us through advertising that our appearance needs to look a certain way, we need this job, drive this car and a whole list of other things. Then, supposedly, we will have the perfect life. Our families have expectations of us that are often a reflection of their hopes and wishes for us to be happy and have a perfect life. We grow up believing we must be all these things, and more, in order to be perfect.
What is perfect? As defined in the dictionary - "being entirely without fault or defect". I could show a beautiful rare emerald to fifty people and I am sure that at least several of those people would point out something about the emerald to make it less than perfect in their eyes. Really, we each have our own definition of perfect.
So many of us put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to be perfect. This one concept of "being perfect" has caused so much heartache and mental health issues. Is there something going on in your life that you feel you have to be perfect in order for it to be "good or right" or for you to be accepted?
If you are doing the best you can with whatever it is you are doing, then you are perfect in that moment. You are drawing on all your life experiences, knowledge and wisdom to come as close to perfection as possible. As beautiful and wonderful as you are, you still have flaws. We all do!
Until you can embrace all of your imperfections as well as all the wonderful qualities about you, you will never even come close to being "perfect". Don't you see that in your imperfections, it makes you more real, more perfect as a human. I do not know of one person living on this planet that is perfect! Why would you put that pressure on yourself to be the only perfect person living at this time on Earth?
Is it possible for you to get comfortable with looking for the "imperfectly perfect" in all that you are and all that you do? Can you relax a little more knowing that it is okay to be imperfect?
Take a deep breath and let yourself know that you are off the hook of being perfect!
Take another deep breath and . . . really . . . let . . . that . . . sink in. You are off the hook of being perfect!
You add an important thread to the fabric of humanity. Yes, you! Let go and lighten up about being perfect. Know that you contribute a great deal to all those around you just by being . . . imperfectly perfect you!
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